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3 great Mother’s Day tech gifts – CTV Tech Talk


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Erin L

Erin L

This month on CTV Tech Talk we looked at some great gifts for moms.. and dads!

Mother’s Day Tech – Beddi Glow smart alarm clock

Everyone knows parents don’t get as much sleep as they should. When we’re bleary-eyed and already sleep deprived, waking up to a screeching alarm is no fun.
I was recently sent a BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock for testing and review. BEDDI Glow allows you to wake with a simulated sunrise light, your own music, or FM radio. It’s also got a host of other smart features that makes it pretty handy.

The BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock gives you options for your wake up. I’ve been using the simulated sunrise feature and the ‘relax’ sound effect.

The clock is about the size of a ‘traditional’ alarm clock, and it’s got a time/display panel and a speaker on top of the face, and a light panel on the bottom. The clock brightness can be adjusted so it won’t disturb you. A series of buttons on the top can be configured to perform the tasks you choose; from turning the light panel on, to playing audio traffic or weather info, to playing various white noise effects.

A neat feature I like; if you unplug the clock, or the power goes out, the time will reset itself automatically once you reconnect.  No annoying flashing time, and no ‘tap tap tap tap tap’ to try to reset it.

Read the full review of the Beddi Glow here

Mother’s Day Tech – Thermomix Kitchen Robot

thermomix 7 review recipes

While tomato sauce cooks in the basin, meatballs are steamed on top.

Getting moms kitchen stuff is popular, but why not get a gift that can actually do some of the work? The Thermomix is a kitchen device that looks like an oversized food processor that’s been bred with a huge blender.  And while it can blend, puree and liquefy, it can also chop, grate, beat, whip, knead and shred.  But Thermomix also has some other properties that will blow your mind; it can steam vegetables and fish, cook rice, make risotto, sauté onions and garlic, weigh your ingredients, and even go as far as cooking not just a dish, but an entire meal.

Read the full review of Thermomix here.

Mother’s Day Tech – Henge Docks Gravitas

The Henge Docks Gravitas is about the size of a fist, and it really packs a punch.  It weighs 2.5 lbs so it’s not going to tip over of slide off anything. That’s because it’s made of a sturdy zinc alloy that’s is 265% denser than aluminum. That allows it to be very small, but hold a lot of weight, and even use it one-handed. I was skeptical that this would work, but after testing I found it’s quite easy to use one-handed, thanks to its solid weighty base.

To get more info on Henge docks click here.

Is there a product you think I should include on CTV Tech Talk? Post your picks in comments or send an email via the Contact Me section of the website.

Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.


  1. Trish Stiles on May 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Great segment today!

    • Erin L on May 9, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Trish! Did one of these gadgets pique your interest over the others?

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